Sunday, July 15, 2012

Game 90 Thread: July 15 vs. Pads, 1p

"Kill, kill, kill!"

Chad Billingsley (4-9, 4.30) Chris Capuano (9-4, 2.91) vs. Jason Marquis (3-9, 5.79).

Talk about a tough act to follow. Chad Billingsley, currently mired in longest losing streak of his career (five games), will try to restore order to the Dodgers' universe after the Padres hornswoggled Kenley Jansen in last night's game.

The good news is that the bats are back. In the first two games after the All-Star break, Mark Ellis, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier have gone 11 for 24 with 4 RBIs and 5 runs. Plus, the Padres are still the Padres, with the last-place Phillies following them into town tomorrow. The healing starts now!

UPDATE: @kengurnick: "Chad Billingsley was scratched with an undisclosed injury and Chris Capuano will start today's game."

145 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Is she throwing a gang sign?

Dusty Baker said...

^ She's definitely a Crip.

Dusty Baker said...

ps- I still have some bile left.

Dusty Baker said...

UPDATE:

According to Ken Gurnick:

"Chad Billingsley was scratched with an undisclosed injury and Chris Capuano will start today's game."

Orel said...

Post updated. Don't you sleep, Dusty?

Dusty Baker said...

Not after a loss like last night's.

Dusty Baker said...

Gwynn CF
M. Ellis 2B
Ethier RF
Abreu LF
Loney 1B
Hairston 3B
Uribe SS
Treanor C
Capuano P

Dusty Baker said...

LAME T. CHUG

Orel said...

Related to Lame T. Plush?

Dusty Baker said...

Folks you read that right. Fat sack of shit Urine is playing SS today. The SS Urine would be his name if he were a ship. And he just about is.

Dusty Baker said...

Wait, why the fuck isn't Kemp in the god damned lineup?

The Twitters says no reason and he's available off the bench. Haven't we been waiting to get this guy back? Don't we suck otherwise? I don't get it.

Orel said...

@jphoonstra: "Matt Kemp: 'no reason' he isn't in the starting lineup today. Says he's available off the bench."

Hideo Nomo said...

If he played and blew out his hammy again, everyone would be saying, "WHY DIDN'T THEY TAKE IT EASY WITH HIM?!"

Dusty Baker said...

Right. But it also makes me say if he can only play two games without needing to take it slowly, then how close to full strength is he, really?

Hideo Nomo said...

Halladay will start Tuesday against us. It just keeps getting better.

Dusty Baker said...

Good - I want Philly to be at full strength when we crush th-..... (cries)

Dusty Baker said...

According to Jon Morosi:

"Chad Billingsley scratched due to injury, not trade."

Dusty Baker said...

So we're stuck with an injured, ineffective Bills.

Dusty Baker said...

I feel like a Dementor visited me up in the stands in the ninth inning last night and just sucked my soul dry.

cc: Karina

Dusty Baker said...

Arm tenderness for Bills. What would Old Hoss Radbourn say about that?

Dusty Baker said...

Actually it's an elbow for Bills. Going for an MRI. Woo hoo!

Dusty Baker said...

According to Jimmy Bramlett:

"According to Donnie, Bills has had soreness in his elbow the last several starts but thought it was just normal wear."

No one would want to touch him in a trade with that uncertainty.

Hello, Ely-mania!

Dusty Baker said...

Aaaaaand Bills hadn't told the coaching staff about the soreness until last night. Culero!

Hideo Nomo said...

Idiot.

knapS said...

This is one sad mofo game thread so far.

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

Can you breakdance or something to liven things up?

Dusty Baker said...

(does the centipede)

knapS said...

And when i say sad I mean sorry piece of shit. What's next? A contract extension for Ned?

Dusty Baker said...

(pops)

(locks)

knapS said...

*throws down cardboard*

*tears ligament in elbow*

Dusty Baker said...

Got any strip of linoleum I could borrow, Spank?

Dusty Baker said...

(tuts)

When this game gonna start? I'm getting antsy and can't really concentrate on anything else...like doing chores.

Dusty Baker said...

Mattingly pissed at Bills for not mentioning sooner.

Total shit move on Bills part. He's just not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

knapS said...

Nope,no linoleum but i got some drywall if you want that.

Dusty Baker said...

My BBQ plans just got canceled. Soooo...off to my MEX to watch the game and talk some shit to the Angels-loving bartender?

rbnlaw said...

Why oh why must Dodger pitchers try to throw whilst hurt?

Or do some just suck, then blame injury? I expect Harang will be "injured" next after last night's gopher-ball display.

Paul said...

Bills is my hero.

Dusty Baker said...

There goes my hero...to the DL.

At least, that's the way it's looking. MRI pending.

Diagnosis: thick head and thicker thighs.

Ñeeebs said...

@DB: I think I escorted the soul sucker up to 55, and when I couldn't find you, I left her there to find you.

Dusty Baker said...

@~Neeebs

RBN's ex?

Dusty Baker said...

Just listened to "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball" and I feel a little better now.

Dusty Baker said...

^ A little.

Dusty Baker said...

Alright fuck it. I'm heading to the cantina. That's all there is to it.

knapS said...

^You go,girl.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I don't understand resting Kemp after two games. That's total bullshit!

knapS said...

Hedley

knapS said...

Leadoff single for TGJ. Game looks promising. Not really.

knapS said...

Stolen base for TGJ. Don't get my hopes up,mofos.

knapS said...

Now a walk to Mellis. Don't do it,bastards.

knapS said...

Ethier singles drives in TGJ

knapS said...

1-0 dodgers still no outs

knapS said...

runners at the corners and one out for Loney to GIDL.

knapS said...

And there is the Loney double play. Thanks dude.

Orel said...

Loney is a soulsucker.

Orel said...

Vin with a birthday shout-out to Jon SooHoo!

Orel said...

Thank you, Headley! E-5 puts JHJ on second base.

Orel said...

Urine is less useless than Loney. Sacs JHJ to 3rd.

Alex said...

Since when has there been a blue 'LA' on the mound?

Orel said...

If it's the A-Team theme, then it's...

Orel said...

Guggenheim-mandated mound branding?

Orel said...

Man, Cap jacked it! Too bad there were two out.

Orel said...

I wonder how many mojitos Dusty has downed so far.

Orel said...

Dark Knight Rises looks...AWESOME.

Orel said...

Kate Upton looks...AWESOME.

Orel said...

Comment streak!

Orel said...

SF 2, HOU 1, top 3.

Dusty Baker said...

At Orel

Two Cadillacs down.

So far.

Orel said...

Nice jack, Ellis, but Maybin reels it in.

Dusty Baker said...

At Alex

We noted a white LA on the mound the other night. Never saw that before. Looked back at old pics and notes and no evidence of LA logo of any color on the mound.

Dusty Baker said...

I thot that shizz was going out.

Orel said...

Dusty 2, Booze 0, bot 3.

Dusty Baker said...

My MAR is really good. (margaritas above replacement)

Ñeeebs said...

Wonder if soul sucker is drinking with Dusty.

Orel said...

Man, Andrew McCutchen is on fire.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck Logan Forsythe. He should be selling me an annuity plan with a name like that.

Orel said...

Sweet Soul Sucker. Wasn't that a Cult song?

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck Chase Headley. He should be working in gay porn with a name like that.

Orel said...

Rare error by Marquellis ties it up.

Orel said...

Your opinion of Yasmani Grandal, Dusty?

Orel said...

HOU 2, SF 2, bot 4!

Dusty Baker said...

Ellis was thinking abt the runner sliding into his knee. Understandable.

Orel said...

Loney leading off. Let's see him hit into a DP now!

Orel said...

Loney robbed by Cabrera. When it rains....

Orel said...

"Talk about going up the ladder, he went up to the last rung and left the ladder." —Vin, on Cabrera's catch

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck Yasmani Grandal. He should be.....he should....

(cries)

Orel said...

Error #2, this one by Uribe.

Orel said...

Rick Rhoden reference!

Orel said...

Jason Marquis has held us to one run so far.

Orel said...

Vin said "spanked"!

Dusty Baker said...

Nomo mention. God bless I loved that guy.

(remembers past pitching glory)

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Better hair: Orel or EK?

The players, not the Sons.

Dusty Baker said...

That fuckin ball just isnt carrying today.

Also, we're not hitting it hard enough.

Dusty Baker said...

Loney w his 16th double of the year

Orel said...

Mound assist! 2-1 Dodgers!

Dusty Baker said...

JHa Kid with the RBI. 2-1 Blue Men

Dusty Baker said...

As slow as Loney is, I still think he is easily safe at home without the mound assist.

Orel said...

Make 'em pay, Cap!

Orel said...

I don't know, Dusty. I think it would have been close.

Dusty Baker said...

MRI report on Thighs to be released tonight possibly.

Orel said...

"The Decision, Part II"

rbnlaw said...

I dated the soul sucker for a time after college. Not so much an ex as a booty call when I was feeling too happy.

How bout that James Loney. Being safe at home and what not.

rbnlaw said...

MRI report on Bills will show ligament damage to the elbow and serious chafing of the inner thigh.
#gross.

Orel said...

SF 3, HOU 2, bot 6.

Orel said...

Wow, Quentin gave that a ride.

rbnlaw said...

Not sure if this is the right place to say this, but FUCK THE GNATS!!!

Sorry if I offend.

Dusty Baker said...

My BABIP is outstanding coming into the final third of the game. (BAC Average on Beers in Play)

Orel said...

RA for SD, 2 out.

Orel said...

SF 3, HOU 2, top 7.

Orel said...

One strike away from getting out of this mess.

Orel said...

Fuck. FUCK. Why so casual, JHJ?

Dusty Baker said...

Is there a force shield around 1B or what?

NicJ said...

I think that brings the total to 6 errors in the last 24 hours.

Dusty Baker said...

I have made four errors myself in that same time period.

Orel said...

Error or Gold Glove-caliber defense; apparently it doesn't matter. 4-2 Pads.

rbnlaw said...

This fucking team.

Hey, it's the Padres, for fuck's sake.

rbnlaw said...

The goddamn soul sucker found me again.
#stalker

Dusty Baker said...

If i were there, I'd just be drunk and belligerent chanting "Maaaaaaaaargaret!" at Thatcher.

Orel said...

Padres give a run back.

Dusty Baker said...

"Iroooooooooooon Laaaaaaaaaaady!!!"

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

They did?

NicJ said...

Thinking back, we are pretty damn lucky that Mellis HR didn't go foul on Friday. Could be looking at a sweep.

NicJ said...

Half of Headley's HRs are against the Dodgers.

Hideo Nomo said...

What a shit-sucking farce.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Headley = Anti-Urine

Orel said...

@Dusty: Baker's drop on Ethier's foul pop-up.

Orel said...

Lindblom throwing BP today.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Good thing Kemp is resting today so he'll be fresh for October... Cuz the Dodgers are really gonna playing ball in October...

NicJ said...

We have a three game series with the Gints Oct 1-3.

Orel said...

Bud Selig will cancel those. Baseball reasons.

Dusty Baker said...

ABrew 0-4 in cleanup spot tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

I would have run Kemp out there today. Is he really that fragile?

#Hindsight

Orel said...

Vin reminiscing about one of his favorites, Khalil Greene.

Dusty Baker said...

Also:

#Risk

Dusty Baker said...

So pissed off at this team. So pissed off that I'm looking on StubHub for tickets for the next homestand.

Dusty Baker said...

Seriously. Were Vin and Khalil in a relationship?

Orel said...

ERROR #5

Hideo Nomo said...

STOOPID ASTROS.

They're normally so dominant.

Orel said...

Oh good, intentionally walking the bases loaded. This always ends well.

Dusty Baker said...

STOOPID DUSTY

Orel said...

7-2 Padres. So, fuck this shit.

Orel said...

In this United commercial, the douchebag traveler who upbraids his friend for wearing laced shoes never gets his comeuppance on that point. Is United suggesting you can skip that part of the security process when you join their frequent flier program?

Orel said...

P. Ditty tweets: "@sosgsosg I'd like u to tackle Mattingly's constant screwing w lineup. Guessing today doesn't happen if Urine at 3, Kemp plays & Cruz at SS"

Orel said...

MFPGTUP

Hideo Nomo said...

I wouldn't call it "constant." For better or worse (Ta-da! It's worse.), Kemp was going to get the day off today. Before that, he had to juggle the lineup due to injuries and suckage.